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Octreotide in children with hypoglycaemia due to sulfonylurea ingestion

Rath, Shoshana; Bar-Zeev, Naor; Anderson, Kym; Fahy, Rosemary; Roseby, Rob

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Sulfonylureas are commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes mellitus; however, overdose or accidental ingestion may result in profound and prolonged hypoglycaemia with permanent neurological sequelae and death. We describe two cases of children with hypoglycaemia due to presumed accidental ingestion of sulfonylureas, where traditional methods of raising blood sugar levels were unsatisfactory. Two studies describe Octreotide for adults with hypoglycaemia, but there are no studies examining the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/132814
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2008.01339.x

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